Slow Cooker Taco Meat Recipe

Kristy Still | Mommy Hates Cooking

Slow Cooker Taco Meat is a delicious dinner that's waiting for you at the end of the day. A must make.

We have found lately that my son absolutely LOVES tacos. He is constantly begging me to make tacos.

He keeps telling me that we need to have "Taco Tuesday" every week, so lately I am trying to get on board with that too, because it's just a lot less stress for me too.

Slow Cooker Taco Meat Photo

One way that I like to make tacos easy is using the slow cooker. This is so simple to prepare on your way out the door in the morning.

Then, as you come home, dinner is ready to go! That is my kind of cooking.

Slow Cooker Taco Meat Picture

I love using a homemade taco seasoning for these tacos so that I can control the spices going into the dish. Many times taco seasonings are not gluten free, when really I'm not too sure why you would need gluten items in taco seasoning, it's just not necessary.

That is why I love making my own and adding what we like into the spice mix!

Slow Cooker Taco Meat Image

When I make this meal, I like to brown the ground beef in advance. Many times I will brown ground beef and bag it in freezer safe bags to store for times like these when I need a quick and easy meal.

I prefer browning in advance of putting it in the slow cooker in order to get as much grease off the meat as possible.

Once the beef is browned, I simply place it in the slow cooker along with the seasonings, black beans, and salsa. Then, it's time for the slow cooker to do the work and me to go and do my own work.

Slow Cooker Taco Meat Pic

We pile ours high inside taco shells that are nice and crispy, and then stuff them with all of our favorites like lettuce, tomato, and shredded cheese of course. Next up, pair it with a tasty taco sauce too.

I like that the beans are already in the taco meat, which gives it even more protein too.

Do you have a favorite way to serve tacos? Share it with us!


Slow Cooker Taco Meat Recipe

    8 Servings


For the Taco Meat:
  • 1 pound Ground Beef, Cooked and drained
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dill
  • 1 cup Black Beans
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1/4 cup Water
For the Tacos:
  • Crunchy Taco Shells
  • Lettuce
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Taco Sauce


  1. Once the ground beef is cooked and drained, place it in a greased 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the spices to make the taco seasoning and evenly pour that over the beef.
  3. Top the beef with the black beans, salsa, and water.
  4. Stir it all together in the slow cooker.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
  6. Serve in the corn taco shells topped with your favorite toppings.


Cooking Method:
Slow Cooker
Gluten Free
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Author: Kristy Still
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 480 minutes
Total Time: 500 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 45
Calories 138

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 375mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 13g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristy Still

About Kristy

Kristy turned her hatred of cooking into a new outlet for creativity. Now that's the kind of attitude we're fanatical about! She blogs about all sorts of good food on Mommy Hates Cooking. On Food Fanatic, she's tackling all things Gluten Free.

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